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LEED v2009
Commercial Interiors
Sustainable Sites
Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability

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CI-2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability 2 points

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Intent

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Requirements

Case 1. Projects with an area less than 75% of the total building area

Option 1 - Zoning requirements will not be exceeded

Parking spaces provided to tenant must meet but not exceed minimum number required by local zoning regulations.

Preferred parking must be provided for carpools or vanpools capable of serving 5% or more of tenant occupants.

OR

Option 2 - No parking spaces are provided or subsidized

No parking is provided or subsidized for tenant occupants.

Case 2. Projects with an area 75% or more of the total building area

Option 1 - Zoning requirements will not be exceeded

Parking capacity must meet but not exceed minimum local zoning requirements.

Preferred parking must be provided for carpools or vanpools, capable of serving 5% of the building occupants.

OR

Option 2 - No new parking capacity

No new parking is added for rehabilitation projects.

Preferred parking must be provided for carpools or vanpools, capable of serving 5% of the building occupants.

Credit substitution available

You may use the LEED v4 version of this credit on v2009 projects. For more information check out this article.

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Why are the CI designated parking requirements in Cases 1 and & 2 Option 1 determined by a Full Time Equivalent of tenant space/building while for New Construction the requirements are simply a percentage of parking provided?

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If a CI project occupies a building that has existing parking, but no designated parking to the tenant, can it pursue “no parking will be provided"?

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Intent

To reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.

Requirements

Case 1. Projects with an area less than 75% of the total building area

Option 1 - Zoning requirements will not be exceeded

Parking spaces provided to tenant must meet but not exceed minimum number required by local zoning regulations.

Preferred parking must be provided for carpools or vanpools capable of serving 5% or more of tenant occupants.

OR

Option 2 - No parking spaces are provided or subsidized

No parking is provided or subsidized for tenant occupants.

Case 2. Projects with an area 75% or more of the total building area

Option 1 - Zoning requirements will not be exceeded

Parking capacity must meet but not exceed minimum local zoning requirements.

Preferred parking must be provided for carpools or vanpools, capable of serving 5% of the building occupants.

OR

Option 2 - No new parking capacity

No new parking is added for rehabilitation projects.

Preferred parking must be provided for carpools or vanpools, capable of serving 5% of the building occupants.

Credit substitution available

You may use the LEED v4 version of this credit on v2009 projects. For more information check out this article.

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Why are the CI designated parking requirements in Cases 1 and & 2 Option 1 determined by a Full Time Equivalent of tenant space/building while for New Construction the requirements are simply a percentage of parking provided?

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If a CI project occupies a building that has existing parking, but no designated parking to the tenant, can it pursue “no parking will be provided"?

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Marilyn Specht

Integral group
Sr. Sustainability Consultant, Associate

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